SKF Meet the World and Gothia Cup
Gothia Cup in Göteborg is the place where the world's youth gather during one week every year in July. It is the world's biggest and most international youth football tournament. More than 10.000 players, leaders and parents from all over the world are creating one of the biggest events in the world. Gothia Cup has through football created a possibility for meetings between the world's youth. Meetings that give knowledge and respect for each others' differences, and with a youthful curiosity that creates friendship over boundaries.
In addition, SKF is widening the existing concept by creating more meeting places around the world, pre-events called Meet the World. The Meet the World tournaments give a greater number of youth the chance to come to a meeting place, play football and have an experience they will never forget. In 2013, 21 teams from 20 countries travelled to Gothia Cup in Gothenburg, 14-20 July.
The countries participated in 2013 were:
Albania, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Russia and Zambia